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Work starts on $3.9bn hydropower project

Work starts on $3.9bn hydropower project

Tajikistan has diverted the flow of a major river to start building the world’s tallest dam and the main element of the Rogun hydroelectric power plant, a $3.9 billion project…

Turkey warns Shia militias fighting ISIL for Iraqi town

Turkey warns Shia militias fighting ISIL for Iraqi town

Turkey has warned it will intervene if Shia militias pushing towards ISIL’s stronghold of Mosul commit atrocities in a northern Iraqi town with strong ethnic ties to the country. Turkish…

Egypt bans TV interview with corruption critic

Egypt bans TV interview with corruption critic

A rare TV interview with Egypt’s former chief auditor – who went on trial for spreading false news after publicly alleging massive government corruption – has been banned, the former…

Saudi busts cell targeting World Cup football match

Saudi busts cell targeting World Cup football match

Saudi Arabia has arrested eight people suspected of planning separate attacks targeting security forces and a World Cup qualifying football match. The Saudi Interior Ministry said on Sunday authorities foiled…

Yemen : Dozens killed in Saudi-led coalition air raids

Yemen : Dozens killed in Saudi-led coalition air raids

Arab coalition fighter jets have hit a prison facility run by Houthi rebels in western Yemen’s Hodeidah city, killing at least 60 people, including inmates, officials and medics said on…

Istanbul : Prime business destination

Istanbul : Prime business destination

Turkey is going great, serving as a bridge between Europe and Asia. Located well in the Middle East and at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, there is no wonder Turkey…

600,000 cruise tourists to visit Dubai

600,000 cruise tourists to visit Dubai

Dubai is all set to welcome an estimated 600,000 cruise tourists through 157 ship calls, as Dubai Cruise Tourism announces the official start of the 2016/2017 season. Following a successful…

Shia militias open new front in battle for Mosul

Shia militias open new front in battle for Mosul

Shia militias say they have launched an assault to the west of Mosul, opening up a new front in the battle to drive ISIL from the country’s second city and…

Pakistan information minister removed over news report

Pakistan information minister removed over news report

Pakistan’s Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has been removed from office over a newspaper leak that sparked a rift between the army and government earlier this month. “Evidence available so far…

Yemen : Air strike kills 17, president rejects UN plan

Yemen : Air strike kills 17, president rejects UN plan

At least 17 civilians were killed in Yemen’s southwestern province of Taiz on Saturday by air strikes that struck several homes, local officials and residents said. The raid targeted the…